All eyes on Norway for the Canadian Alpine Ski Team

All eyes on Norway for the Canadian Alpine Ski Team

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Calgary, AB (March 5, 2020) –  It’s a big weekend for the men’s speed team, with the Kvitfjell World Cup kicking off on Saturday in Kvitfjell, NOR. Built for the 1994 Olympic Winter Games the course is regarded as a destination among alpine fans around the world.  

The downhill on Saturday will be Ben Thomsen of Invermere, BC’s 10-year anniversary on the World Cup tour. It will also be a chance for him to best his 9th place finish in 2012 on this very track. 

On Sunday Dustin Cook (Ottawa, ON) will make the final World Cup appearance of his storied career in the super G. Cook hopes to finish strong on a course that he’s had success on in the past, coming in 3rd in 2015. 

Cook and Thomsen will be joined by Jeff Read (Canmore, AB), Brodie Seger (North Vancouver, BC), Sam Mulligan (Vancouver, BC), Cam Alexander (North Vancouver, BC) and Jack Crawford (Toronto, ON) who have all had stand out seasons.  

The FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships kicks off this weekend in Narvik, NOR. 11 Athletes from across the country are set to represent Canada. Canadian Alpine Ski Team member Kyle Alexander, was to represent Canada at the event but suffered a concussion during training last week and has returned to Canada for the duration of his recovery. 

While the men are racing in Norway the women will be training as their scheduled races in Ofterschwang, GER was cancelled due to the snow conditions on the race hill and an unfavourable weather forecast. 

How to watch:

March 7, 2020 

5:00 a.m. EST / 3:00 a.m. MST –Men’s Downhill Kvitfjell - Stream it live: cbcsports.ca

1:00 p.m. EST / 11:00 a.m. MST – Men’s Downhill Kvitfjell – Watch it on CBC

March 8, 2020 

5:30 a.m. EST / 3:30 a.m. MST – Men’s Super-G Kvitfjell - Stream it live: cbcsports.ca

1:00 p.m. EST / 11:00 a.m. MST – Men’s Super-G Kvitfjell – Watch it on CBC

For a full broadcast schedule, click here: http://alpinecanada.org/schedule                                   

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